Haleakala Crater Hiking Experience

Why We Love It -  Immerse yourself in the surreal beauty of Haleakala's Mars-like crater and get to know an extremely unique ecosystem filled with rare, native species.

Haleakala's energy is intense, ethereal, and absolutely silent.

The splendor of Haleakala and the silence of this volcanic wonder provide a powerful experience for our guests. Prepare for an amazing day!

Effective Sunday, May 29, 2022, guests will be required to wear a mask that covers both nose and mouth while riding in our vans. Masks will not be required when guests are outdoors. Mask requirement will remain in effect until further notice.
With Maui County's current COVID-19 community transmission level designated as "high" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we believe it's in the interest of both your guests and our guides to do everything possible to ensure everyone's safety.
Only properly fitting masks will be permitted; no bandannas, gaiters, or buffs, please. Our guides will carry a small supply of paper masks to accommodate guests who do not have one.

A visit to Maui is not complete without experiencing Haleakala Crater - a magnificent amphitheater of silence, and a place of beauty that always evokes awe. Our crater tour offers an adventure through two very different environments high up on this dormant volcano. On a clear day, you can see neighboring volcanoes.

The grandeur and silence of Haleakala provide a profound experience
  • Hike into both sides of Haleakala; each environment is very different from the other, so both should be experienced to gain a true appreciation for this natural phenomenon.
  • Two-mile hike at the 10,000-foot summit where huge cinder cones dominate the desert-like, expansive scenery.
  • Two-mile hike at 8,000 ft. on a lava trail lined with rare native plant species.
  • Views stretch for miles in all directions.
  • Nutritious lunch and snacks included.

Our world-class guides are the secret ingredient for your experience; they will entertain and keep you informed throughout your tour. Each of our guides has a true passion for adventure, the island of Maui, and Hawaii's rich culture and history.

Time: 7 hours
Length: 4 miles

Time Beginning September 1, 2021, our Haleakala Crater Hiking Experience will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from the Kahului park & ride. No hotel transfers are available.
Duration 8 hours
Location  Kahului park & ride.

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions. You can find addition information in frequently asked questions

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel 48 hours or more prior to the date of the event, you will receive a full refund less a 10% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 48 hours for any reason, you will receive no refund. If Hike Maui cancels (which we do for dangerous weather), you will receive a full 100% refund.

Last Minute Bookings

Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.


Age minimum 8 years old.
You will be required to sign this Participation Agreement on the day of the hike.

Frequently Asked Questions

Need a bathroom? Porta potties or toilets are near most trailheads. After that, search for privacy foliage. 

Should we use our own backpacks? We prefer you use ours, then you don?t accidentally walk off with our gear, and you don?t get your pack dirty. 

What are these ninja water shoes? Japanese tabis (fishermen shoes). The felt sole clings to wet, mossy rocks better than any other shoe. They can be slippery in mud, however. Best to wear them in the water, not on the hike. 

Bugs love you? Got a bite? Ask your guide for AfterBite -- pharmaceutical ammonia that neutralizes the toxin. Takes away the itch. Also very good for bee, spider, scorpion, centipede and hornet stings. 

What are flash floods? Sudden, very rapid flooding in streams, due to heavy rainfall. Rare, but get out of the water if your guide blows a whistle. You need to react very quickly and head for high ground. Listen to your guide. 

Do you have medical issues? (back, knees, heart, diabetes, pregnancy) Write these down below or tell your guide. 

Is tipping the guide common? Yes, this is a service industry. If you're happy with your guide, a 10-15% tip is the best way to show appreciation. 


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- Feb 04, 2024 -

Jud G.

Haleakala Crater Hiking Experience is the best! Being a repeat customer, we always have high expectations for them, and again, they did not disappoint. Our guide, Gail, had...  more

- Apr 19, 2024 -

Cara K.

My husband and I are on our honeymoon and we hiked Haleakala yesterday with Michael from Haleakala Crater Hiking Experience. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. As...  more

- Apr 16, 2024 -

Craig B.

My 19 year old son and I hiked Twin Falls with Melissa from Haleakala Crater Hiking Experience guiding us and 10 others, and we could not have had a better time. Melissa was so...  more

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